Borough Council encourages residents to park in the town centre this bonfire night

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Ahead of the free bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday 5 November, Northampton Borough Council is asking residents to park in the town centre and walk to the Racecourse to enjoy the fun.

There is no parking on site, so people coming to the Bonfire night activities are encouraged to make use of the free weekend parking in multi-storey car parks such as St Michael’s and the Mayorhold,  and walk the short distance to the Racecourse. Alternatively they can pay just £1 to park at flat surface car parks, such as those at Campbell Square and on Market Street.

Some disruption will be expected on surrounding roads such as Kettering Road, East Park Parade, Kinsley Road, St Georges Avenue, Colwyn Road, Beaconsfield Terrace, Leicester Street and Trinity Avenue, due to the large number of people attending the firework display.

Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for Community Engagement, Cllr Anna King, said: “The bonfire and fireworks display is a great family friendly event, which attracts crowds of thousands of people from all over Northampton.

“With so many people expected to attend the event, and no parking available at the Racecourse, we do ask for people to plan their travel to and from the park, allowing for plenty of time and where possible, to park in the town centre and walk.

“We’re sure it will be a fantastic event and we look forward to welcoming you all there.”

The family friendly event opens at 2pm with music, food stalls and fairgrounds rides. Heart FM will join onsite to get everyone ready for the bonfire and spectacular fireworks display, which starts at 7pm. 

Details of the event agenda are as follows:

  • 2pm - event opens with music, food stalls and fairground rides
  • 6pm - Heart FM to begin counting down to the fireworks display
  • 6.30pm - bonfire is lit
  • 7pm - fireworks display begins
  • 8.30pm - event closes